Course detail

Engineering Materials and Heat Treatment

FSI-HMTAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course “Engineering Materials and Heat Treatment” familiarises students with constructional and tool metals, as well as non-metal materials, which are used in mechanical engineering nowadays. Lessons are focused on relations among the chemical composition, properties, structure of material, and its use. The course deals with the following topics:
- influence of metallurgy on properties and structure of steel and alloys
- phase changes during the heat processing
- construction steel
- weldability of steels
- mechanical properties of steels
- steels and alloys for casts
- tool materials.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Successful completion of the course will enable students to choose the right materials and use them in practice.


The course is a follow-up to the courses BUM and 3SV and is intended to deepen and widen the acquired knowledge in the area of engineering applications.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ASHBY, F.M., JONES, D.F. Engineering Materials I,II. Pergamon press, Ltd.,Editors (EN)
DORAZIL, Eduard a Jan HRSTKA. Strojírenské materiály a povrchové úpravy. 2. vyd. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 1988, 330 s. (CS)
FREMUNT, P., KREJČÍK, J., PODRÁBSKÝ, T. Nástrojové oceli, Dům techniky Brno, Brno, 1994.
PLUHAŘ, J. KORRITA, J. Strojírenské materiály.
FREMUNT, Přemysl, Jiří KREJČÍK a Tomáš PODRÁBSKÝ. Nástrojové oceli. Brno: Dům techniky, 1994 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended 100% seminars with active participation and worked out a paper regarding the presented topics. Excused absence has to be compensated for via working out an alternative assignment. The exam has a written and an oral part. The written part is focused on four of the main topics presented in the lectures. In the oral part of the exam a student answers additional and complementary questions.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge necessary to choose and use constructional materials in order to reach utility properties. The course is a follow-up to the following courses: "Introduction to Material Science and Engineering", "Structure and Property of Materials", and is intended to deepen and widen the acquired knowledge in the area of engineering applications.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Missed lessons may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STG , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch M-STG , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Structure and properties of materials ( classification, labeling and use)
2. Low carbon steel (aging , deep and weldable steel)
3. Recrystallization wrought steels ( static, dynamic)
4. Low alloy steel for heat treatment ( TZ , hardenability , steel structure )
5. Selected stainless and heat resisting steels, structure , weldability , properties and uses
6. Steel and iron castings
7. Tool steel, distribution according to CSN and CSN EN, properties and uses
8. Heat treatment of selected NO , including RO
9. Structure , properties and uses of aluminum-based alloys and magnesium
10. Structure, properties and use of titanium based alloys
11. Properties and use of nickel-based superalloys
12. Cemented carbides for cutting and forming , coated and uncoated
13. Cutting ceramics , coated and uncoated

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Structure and properties of Fe alloys , and distribution according to DIN EN
2. Mechanical characteristics of materials
3. Aging low carbon steels , deep drawing steel
4. Weldable steel with high yield strength
5. Low-alloy steels for quenching and tempering , austenitizing and TZ steel
6. Chemical and thermal processing of selected steels
7. Selected stainless and heat resisting steels
8. Structure , properties and applications of cast irons ( white and graphite )
9. Tool steel
10. Structure and properties of alloys based on aluminum and magnesium
11. Structure and properties of nickel-based superall
12. Properties and use of cemented carbides for cutting tools , coated and uncoated
13. Properties and use of ceramic systems, surface finishing tools.